Issue #276 March 18, 2015

EC City Council Accepts Results of Downtown Parking Survey

The Eau Claire city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to accept the results of the parking study carried out by Andy Miller of consulting firm Carl Walker, Inc. While the resolution has not bound the city to carry out all of the study’s ...

Note from the Editor | Mar. 18, 2015

If there’s one thing people love to talk about in the Chippewa Valley, it’s restaurants. We debate the merits of the ones we have, reminisce about the ones we used to have, and pine for the ones we wish we had. And despite having much more than ...

Room to Brew

Coffee Grounds begins its own nano-scale brewery

El Patio's New Digs

the burrito hot spot is ready to open new location with salsa dancing, tequila flights

Donations Add Up for Confluence Project

Two more Eau Claire business recently made major donations toward the proposed Confluence Project performing arts center. Commonweal Development, a commercial real estate company, announced March 9 it would pledge $100,000 to the campaign ...

The Post Digs In

team resurrects the Chippewa Valley Post with nonprofit local journalism

Mindful Matters 2015

What Is Mindfulness?

Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness have infused our pop-culture. Even if you have not partaken in these practices, you may recognize yoga poses happening in a yogurt commercial or Buddha jokes in a print ad. Acupuncture has a place in chiropractic ...

Urban Living 2015

Know Your Neighborhoods

Just getting acquainted with Eau Claire or thinking of moving off campus? Here are some ’hoods you should know.

Living Above

living downtown can often mean living above something; we talked to a handful of residents about their experiences being the upstairs neighbor

Living It Up Downtown

Downtown Eau Claire Inc.’s annual Urban Living Tour showcases the coolest central-city dwellings

Issue #275 March 4, 2015

Trapping Your Tastebuds

Those looking for a quick sandwich in downtown Eau Claire need look no further than The Mousetrap Tavern, which is now serving crockpot favorites Wednesday through Friday from 11am until the bar closes. Having served burgers years ago ...

Downtown Honors Go to JAMF, The Plus, and The Local Store

Oh, and speaking of JAMF Software (see item above), they also brought home some kudos from the annual Downtown Eau Claire Inc. awards banquet Feb. 25. The firm’s new downtown office building was selected as Development of the Year ...

JAMF a Paragon of Business, Economic Development Group Says

In addition to being one of the most buzzed-about local businesses to come along in years, JAMF software is now a local award-winner. The software firm recently received the Paragon Award from the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. ...

Note from the Editor | Mar. 4, 2015

We were honored to be a part of the Downtown Eau Claire Inc. annual awards banquet at the end of February, where a number of community leaders gathered to recognize the progress downtown, including handing out awards to roughly a dozen ...

Start Up 2015

Partners in Prosperity

the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. exists to help turn your big idea into a big success

Issue #274 Febuary 18, 2015

Eau Claire City Council: Urban Hives Are the Bee's Knees

After buzzing over a variety of amendments, the Eau Claire City Council made it clear Feb. 10 that it is sweet on the idea of urban bees, unanimously approving an ordinance to allow beekeeping in the city. The new rules are the culmination ...

Note from the Editor | Feb. 18, 2015

Like many people, I was saddened to hear of the final closing of Eau Claire’s long-running and only dinner theater, Fanny Hill. The place had its ups and downs in the headlines over the last couple of years, but it sounds like this time ...

Chromebooks, iPads and Smart Boards, Oh My!

Thanks to a $20,000 donation from Royal Credit Union and some community grants, the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley has two new classrooms along with new technology to help its members study and learn in its after-school ...

Keith Olsen: Pokemon Master

a chat with a local 10-year-old Pokemon card player who’s ranked fifth in the country and 25th in the entire world

Kids & Family - Winter 2015

The Natural Approach

Bradley Method of childbirth training emphasizes role of father, value of drug-free labor

Birthing Options: A Rundown

having a baby is an intensely personal experience, but there are numerous kinds of professionals who can guide and help expectant parents through a successful birth

Issue #273 Febuary 4, 2015

A New Deal

Raw Deal reboots with menu, decor changes

Note from the Editor | Feb. 4, 2015

If you follow local headlines it’s been a fascinating last couple of weeks. One day we get news that the UW-System is likely getting gouged (again), this time to the tune of $300 million. The next, we get word that the governor’s budget proposal ...

Health & Fitness Winter 2015

Step into the Snow

sweating in a gym not your style? Slip on some snowshoes and burn calories while enjoying winter

Issue #272 January 21, 2015

Note from the Editor | Jan. 21, 2015

One of the more difficult things for me is to have an idea – a feasible, plausible, perhaps even (by my yardstick) brilliant idea – but not have the time I need to execute it. And while I’ve been fortunate to have the resources and ability ...

Making History

over the past 30 years, retiring Chippewa Valley Museum Director Susan McLeod has done more than anyone to shape how we remember our own history

Weddings & Occasions 2015
Issue #271 January 7, 2015

Make Sure the Little Ones Like to Move It, Move It

Come shake the sillies out at the Wellness ROCKS Music and Movement class from 9:30-10am on Fridays, Jan. 9 through March 13, at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar and geared ...

You Can Help Shape EC's Comprehensive Plan

Since last fall, an advisory committee has been hard at work updating the city of Eau Claire’s Comprehensive Plan. The plan – a virtual bible of community planning – is rewritten every decade or so, so the decisions made by community members ...

Chippewa Valley Museum Nabs New Director

The Chippewa Valley Museum has written a new chapter of its own history: The institution has a new executive director, Julie Bunke, who took over on Jan. 5, replacing the retiring Susan McLeod. Bunke has 18 years of experience in museums ...

Note from the Editor | Jan. 7, 2015

Here we are – a new year. Always exciting stuff. As I look at the months ahead from a community standpoint, I can’t help but wonder: Could 2015 be a tipping point for downtown Eau Claire and the broader community? Last year was certainly ...

Winter Fun 2014

Four Flying Eagles 
Aim for 2018 Olympics

“We have four Eau Claire natives, Flying Eagles members who are on the U.S. Ski Team and aiming for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, “ shared Zach Jastrow, a member of the Eau Claire Ski Club ..."

Get On the Ice

first-ever winter fest and games will warm up winter on Lake Altoona

129th Annual Silver Mine Invitational

The Flying Eagles are the feeder club for the Eau Claire Ski Club, one of the oldest ski clubs in the nation who are known internationally their ski jumping tournament. This year’s 129th Annual Silver Mine Invitational will be Friday and ...

Learning to Fly

from the Great Depression to the 21st Century, the Flying Eagles Ski Club has been launching dreams for Chippewa Valley kids

Issue #270 December 23, 2014

Region's UW Campuses Want to Create Engineering Consortium

The leaders of three universities in our corner of the state are pushing to create a shared program to meet what they say is a shortage of engineers in the region. UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire, and UW-River Falls have asked the UW System ...

Hot Idea

firefighter’s potentially life-saving concept wins Idea Challenge

Note from the Editor | Dec. 23, 2014

As I sit here in my office, out my window and a couple of blocks away I am watching a construction crew assemble the giant crane that will begin work on the new six-story, mixed-use building on the south bank of the Eau Claire River in downtown ...

Issue #269 December 11, 2014

Following the Current

an ambitious new museum exhibit explains how cultures have intersected over four centuries of Chippewa Valley history

Note from the Editor | Dec. 11, 2014

If you’ve been in our office/store during the holidays, or heck, if you’ve even driven by, you can see that Volume One is fairly obsessed with Christmas decorations. Which really means I am obsessed with Christmas decorations. And as with many ...

Issue #268 November 27, 2014

Turning A New Page

groundbreaking ceremony marks start of downtown’s biggest project ever

Note from the Editor | Nov. 27, 2014

We’re wrapping up this issue just in time for Thanksgiving. And while hopefully most of us have the opportunity to pause and think about the things we’re personally thankful for this time of year, I also want to mention a list of things ...

Holiday Handbook 2014

Local Kids: What Does Santa Do All Day?

Over the years we’ve asked Chippewa Valley third-graders to ponder the season’s greatest questions, including “What does Santa do all day?” Here are some of the most creative peeks that young writers have given us ...

Beacon House Offers Families Shelter From the Cold

For more than a decade, Beacon House in downtown Eau Claire has provided a bright light of hope for Chippewa Valley families who find themselves homeless. The shelter, a collaborative effort among more than 20 local religious congregations ...

Behind the Beard

legendary Chippewa Falls Santa Chuck Card chats about candy canes, carols, and fake whiskers

Issue #267 November 13, 2014

Web Series Gets Couch Potatoes Ready for Deer Hunting

Deer hunting season is upon us and as folks get ready to head into the woods, most are thinking more about bagging that 30-point buck than about the strain the unusual physical activity will put on their couch-bound bodies ...

Digging In

EC’s south side will get its own community garden

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